Botanical Name: Theobroma cacao (pronounce kah-kow) - cultivar Criollo
Ingredients: Organic Raw 100% Arriba Criollo Organic Cacao Paste
Country of Origin: Ecuador
The beans are then crushed and their thin skins removed so that only pieces or “nibs” remain. Cacao nibs are then ground into a thick brown liquid called cacao paste (aka cacao mass or liquor) which is made up of cacao butter (55-60%) and suspended fine cacao particles. This cacao paste is subsequently pressed until it separates into cacao butter and a cacao “cake” which is then ground to produce cacao powder.
Cacao paste tastes the most like a chocolate bar (without the sugar) compared to all other cacao products. Cacao is believed to contain high amounts of antioxidants such as flavonoids, and many other nutrients and minerals like stearic and oleic fatty acid, anandamide (the bliss chemical), theobromine, manganese, zinc, copper, sulfur, PEA, and tryptophan.
Best to make own chocolate bar such as energy bar with nut, spices any thing can be replace the couverture and match the taste and sweetness you like.